Conclusion vs Clue - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between conclusion and clue
is that conclusion
is the end, finish, close or last part of something while clue
is a strand of yarn etc as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
As a verb clue is
to provide with a clue (often used with "in" or "up").
The end, finish, close or last part of something.
The outcome or result of a process or act.
A decision reached after careful thought.
- A flourish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest.
- And the conclusion is, she shall be thine.
- The board has come to the conclusion that the proposed takeover would not be in the interest of our shareholders.
(logic) In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.
- With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions' are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound ' conclusions . Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you geth
(obsolete) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
* Francis Bacon
- He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion .
(legal) The end or close of a pleading, e.g. the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace", etc.
(legal) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
- We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating.
* (end) beginning, initiation, start
* (in logic) premise
A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.
(slang) Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)
- she had even had in the past a small smug conviction that in the domestic labyrinth she always kept the clue .
* (information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion) hint, indication, suggestion
* (object or indication which may be used as evidence) signature
* cluestick / clue stick
* have a clue
* not have a clue
* red herring
To provide with a clue.
To provide someone with information which he or she lacks (often used with "in" or "up").
- The crossword compiler wasn't sure how to clue the word "should".
- Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.